Sofya Popik, mentee in the 2019 Energy-Minerals Resource program in WA (Curtin University)

Sofya Popik is a PhD candidate in Exploration Geophysics at Curtin University, Australia. Sofya completed her BSc and MSc degrees (2011-2017) in Geophysics at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Sofya has two years of seismic processing experience for oil and gas projects with GeoPrime (ex WesternGeco in Russia). Her responsibilities in this role included various seismic processing steps (using Omega software): data QC, geometry assignment, analysis of surface waves (SWAMI), calculation and application of static corrections, velocity analysis, noise attenuation, regularization and migration. Overall, during this two-year period she was involved in four projects and was a representative from the company at the defense of one of the projects.

Sofya’s PhD is in seismic monitoring. It focuses on integration of borehole and surface seismic monitoring techniques in CO2 geosequestration projects. This research project proposes to optimize acquisition of the monitor surveys using collaborative analysis of borehole seismic and surface seismic data.

Besides working on the PhD project she has successfully provided teaching assistance for the computer labs for a course “Geophysical project” and also worked as a part of the university seismic field crew on a few surveys.

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